How is this for a hardware Obi ANH?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Grouch, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Grouch

    Grouch Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well not so much hardware but plumbing supplies. I had fun making it, I only wish I was able to torque down on the nipples a little more, it would have brought the overall length down a good 2 inches. Enjoy or not!

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  2. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The plumbing is strong with this one. :sleep
     
  3. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well, that's a text-book 'hardware' saber.

    It kinda has an 'Artistic' look to it. Industrial and Mechanical.
     
  4. BobasBounty

    BobasBounty Well-Known Member

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    You should sell it on ebay. It looks better than most of the "hardware" sabers I have seen on there lately. LOL
     
  5. Grouch

    Grouch Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I already want try it again without the pipe nipples and see if I can use a few long bolts to hold together. I would be worried about not having enough compression to prevent it from busting though. fun fun
     
  6. greylocke

    greylocke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You can cut the pipe nipples down. Just mount them in a vise, and use a grinder with a cut off wheel, and you can cut them down to the size you need. You will need to clean up the threads with a little bit of hacksaw and diamond file when you are done though. I just re-plumbed an old trailer house for a friend and I had to cut quite a few pieces down just that way to get everything to fit without tearing into the walls.
     
  7. Nobby

    Nobby Sr Member

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    nipples............................. giggety

    nice work :)
     
  8. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    Hook it up to a garden hose and run around the yard swinging it at trees.
     
  9. Wolfie

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    how much does it weight?
     
  10. aron42486

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    Are the nipples tapered? If so, cutting the nipples down wont give you much. Tapered nipples can only be tightened down so far and cutting threads off would give your fittings less to hold on to. I used to be a pipe fitter and this was my experience.

    Best advice I'd say is to get 2 pipe wrenches and tighten down with as much muscle as you can (if you haven't already done so). Try wrapping the piece in a rag to prevent teeth marks from the wrenches.

    You think Jedi have these under there sinks?
     
  11. Nobby

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    ah, yes......... the camouflaged 'stealth' saber
     
  12. Grouch

    Grouch Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah they are tapered. While putting it together I put a good amount of gun oil on each side, locked it up in a vice and torqued the crap out of it with a big pair of pliers. Its probably not ever getting any tighter or ever coming apart.

    Im pretty sure I would need a fire hydrant to get any pressure as a hose nozzle but that has made me think about making a small one from the next size down parts and trying that.
     
  13. aron42486

    aron42486 Well-Known Member

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    There when you get ambushed by Sith while washing your hands :lol
     
  14. Nobby

    Nobby Sr Member

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    do you need rubber gloves to wield it? :cool
     
  15. TheLipmannToy

    TheLipmannToy New Member

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    Very heavy
     

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